Category Archives: Reaction to Government interference in church affairs

ROC concerned about politicians trying to destroy church unity in Ukraine

July 16, 2018. Politicians want to shake unity of the Church and create fake forms of church order in Ukraine, believes spokesman for Patriarch Kirill, priest Alexander Volkov. Politicians want to shake unity of the Church and create fake forms of church order in Ukraine, believes spokesman for Patriarch Kirill, priest Alexander Volkov. The Holy Synod of the ROC, whose […]

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Archbishop Theodosiy of Boyarka reaction on the interference of officials in the affairs of the Church

July 16, 2018. When it comes to the separation of Church from state, it means the confusion of functions of the two institutions is inappropriate, Archbishop Feodosiy believes. The state power has to take care of the maintenance of public and legal order in society, of the well-being of its citizens, protection of their rights and freedoms. The work of the […]

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Council of Churches made a statement on priest’s refusal to perform a rite

July 5, 2018. Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations stated about the autonomy of religious structures and unacceptability of interference in liturgical practice. The statement of the Council was published on July 3 and adopted due to the announcement of the Prosecutor’s Office in Zaporozhye of the beginning of investigation of the case on the refusal of the priest […]

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Met. Onuphry of Kiev on interference of State in the Church’s internal affairs

June 5, 2018. Modern politicians are unable to unite the Church, but can only cause greater divisions. Therefore, they should remain within their own sphere and not interfere in the Church’s internal affairs, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev said in his sermon on Friday in Kharkov, reports the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Recalling the historical experience of […]

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Met. Rostislav of Czech Lands and Slovakia on interference of Stati in Church’s affairs

May 31, 2018. The participation of state officials in Church matters is unacceptable, His Beatitude Metropolitan Rostislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia said during a recent meeting with two former presidents of Ukraine, reports the Diocese of Prešov of the Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church. President Leonid Kravchuk (1991-1994) and President Leonid Kuchma (1994-2005) met with His Beatitude in […]

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